- published: 25 Mar 2015
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A micro air vehicle (MAV), or micro aerial vehicle, is a class of Miniature UAVs that has a size restriction and may be autonomous. Modern craft can be as small as 15 centimetres. Development is driven by commercial, research, government, and military purposes; with insect-sized aircraft reportedly expected in the future. The small craft allows remote observation of hazardous environments inaccessible to ground vehicles. MAVs have been built for hobby purposes, such as aerial robotics contests and aerial photography.
US Air Force Research Laboratory video animation of a flapping-wing micro air vehicle (MAV). AFRL's goal is to develop a bird-sized MAV by 2015 and an insect-sized MAV by 2030. The bird-sized MAV would be air-deployed from a larger UAV so search for weapons of mass destruction, operating semi-autonomously for up to a week.
This is video with assembly procedure of foldable Micro Air Vehicle. This was was designed and built by Bill Silin for 10th International MAV Competition. Lucky pilot was Bret Becker. MAV fits into 30 cm^3 box (12x50x50). MAV flew well before the competition - up to 5 minutes, but during the competition we got only 60-80 seconds flights due to gusty wind - only 3rd place.
MLPC has developed a 3-D laser micromachining capability to fabricate small micro mechanical components and mimic structures, insect parts, and surfaces that occur in nature. The focus of the work is on micro air vehicle and medical device fabrication as well as other commercial, aerospace, and defense applications.
Promo video of Honeywell's 'hover and stare' drone
Micro scale flight suffers from attitude instability due to atmospheric turbulence. Learning from nature's flyers a bio Inspired phase-advanced sensing system is developed to improve the disturbance rejection performance of conventional (inertial-based) autopilots Visit us at: http://ruasrt.com/
Designers of Micro Air Vehicles (MAVs) face a huge challenge. These small remotely (or autonomously) operated vehicles fly at very low Reynolds number, so laminar separation is common. Predicting free shear layer tripping and reattachment is essential. AFTs RANS codes are well suited to these types of problems. The movie shows a centerline cut of the resulting vortex wake pattern. More info at: http://appliedfluidtech.com/micro-air-vehicle
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